Geared Up Garage is a perfect stamp set to use for a masculine card. It has coordinating dies called Garage Gears which cut out all the shapes in the stamp set plus it also cuts out all kinds of gears in different sizes. Sadly, this stamp and die set is retiring on May 2nd. Actually the stamp set will be available until May 2nd but if the dies sell out prior to that, then they are gone for good.
To make this card I decided to use the Designer Series Paper called Well Suited which is in the 2021 January – June Mini Catalog. This DSP, which is also retiring, is also perfect for making masculine cards. I had some leftover pieces of this DSP so I layered a couple of them so they would form a point. I adhered them to a Smoky Slate card base and then cut off the excess with paper snips. I cut out the gears using the Garage Gears Dies. I wanted to cover the holes in the gears so I punched out a bunch of different sized circles and adhered them to the back of the gears. As a side note, I need to tell you that ALL the circle punches in the catalog are retiring on May 2nd too. All of them. These will sell out quickly so I suggest purchasing them before they do because once they are gone, they are gone for good. It is so easier to use a punch to cut out a circle than dies so everyone needs them.
After I cut out the dies, I stamped the car in Memento Black Ink and colored it using a Dark Cherry Cobbler Blends. I cut it out using the coordinating die and adhered it over the gears using Dimensionals. Lastly I stamped the sentiment on a leftover piece of Basic White card stock.
This is so cute Susan!! You do those asymmetrical DSP cuts so well. I always struggle with that. Delightful card.
Love that red car with the gears behind it! And what a clever way to use DSP!